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School’s Out for Summer

Ocala Rec and ParksWhile that may be wishful thinking, it is time to sign up for summer camps! With Spring Break Camps wrapping up this week, some camps are opening for enrollment next week for the summer. 2-1-1 is your one stop shop to learn about Summer Feeding Programs as well as Summer Camps. The children of Marion County are going to be on break, but most of the parents won’t be. We will be updating this page as agencies release their summer camp information, so bookmark this page and check back weekly. Summer Break Feeding spots will be released when school lets out for summer, so check back with us in late May for the location closest to you.

Ocala Police Department: Police and Children Connecting Camp starts sign up this (more…)


Oh Rats!

moldIs your building or your neighbor’s home starting to remind you of the movie Ratatouille, minus the five star cooking? Is mold or mildew taking over your walls? Rats can carry diseases like rabies and mold can lead to health problems such as asthma or in severe cases of exposure can cause fungal infections in your lungs.

Janet* recently called 2-1-1 with a serious problem. The mold in her home was so severe that her whole family was getting sick.  2-1-1 was able to connect Janet with Code Enforcement to address her need, but we didn’t stop there. Through talking to Janet it appeared that the mold was due to repairs that needed to be made the exterior of her home, so we were able to connect her with a program with Central Florida Community Action Agency to help prevent further moisture from seeping in and creating more mold. Through further conversation we learned that her husband was a Veteran with the Navy, (more…)

My Temporary Home

greyhoundIs Marion County your temporary home? Do you want to reunite with your family, but can’t afford the trip? 2-1-1 may be able to point you in the right direction. There are a couple of programs available to Marion residents through programs like the National Runaway Safeline who can help you get a bus ticket back home. Simply dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or chat with us to get help.

Perfect Outfit for Prom… Free

promComing up on March 15th from 10a-3p at Munroe Auxiliary Center, Lindsey’s Dresses for Hope will be giving out incredible formal wear for prom including dresses, shoes and jewelry for FREE.  Call 2-1-1 for more details!

Free Dental Work

dentistIf you need dental care, 2-1-1 can show you the way. Coming soon on April 11th, Dentistry From The Heart with Dr Stephen Dunn will be providing FREE detal services. The line for this has been known to begin forming as early as 5am, so bring what you need to be comfortable. You can select one of the following services: cleaning, filling or extraction. Simply dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for more information about this incredible event. No documentation is required to access this service.

If you miss this event, no sweat, 2-1-1 can keep you informed about dental services through the Health Department and other programs year round.

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